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Monday, April 29 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fostering Independence: Teaching Problem-Solving Skills through Literature

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Adults are often eager to fix all the problems in children's lives, but children are drawn to the stories where they are their own hero. They want to solve their own problems but often feel they lack the ability to do so. Real-life stories that they can relate to, fiction and nonfiction, can help them foster confidence and enable them to be independent thinkers. They're already reading the books; help them apply the principles of problem-solving to their lives. This also addresses the first R.I.S.E. goal, to sharpen the focus and strengthen instruction.

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Tamara Hart Heiner

Primarily a children's author with some ventures into romance, Tamara Hart Heiner's goal is to write light into the darkness by highlighting tough social issues in an encouraging, hopeful way. She has over ten novels published and still finds time to be swim-team and soccer mom. When... Read More →

Monday April 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
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